Best Minsk Street Food
Whether you need to grab a bite running around the city or feel a burning craving for a kebab at 3 a.m. – we’ve got all covered. Here is the list of cheap and delicious street food spots in Minsk.
vulica Kastryčnickaja, 23
24/7, breaks: 8.30 a.m.-9 a.m. 8.30 p.m.-9 p.m.
Once you are on Kastryčnickaja Street, drop by Laŭka. This tiny snack bar sells excellent sandwiches and coffee to go. The choice of fillings is great (there are vegetarian options), or you can just pick the ingredients and create your own sandwich. If you don’t know what to order, get a salmon sandwich. Nice bonus: Laŭka has a cozy backyard, probably, the coolest in the city.
vulica Karla Marksa, 17
Mon-Sun 11 a.m.-11p.m.
It's a brand new place with excellent Israeli street food. Falafel, hummus, shwarma, shakshuka, baba ghanoush – the menu sounds like music. If you are confused, take a set of meze snacks for 15 BYN (€ 6.5) to warm up, and then falafel on a plate for 13 BYN (€ 5.7). The portion is enough for two people.
vulica Kujbyšava, 45
Mon-Sun 12 a.m.-11p.m.
Pesochnica is a summer street food festival on the territory of former plant Horizont. 15 food trucks offer sets for a fixed price of 7 BYN (€ 3): burgers, hot dogs, wok, waffles, sandwiches, soups, etc. All this is accompanied by live music performances and surrounded by an epic industrial landscape.
vulica Kastryčnickaja, 19
Tue-Sun 12 a.m.-11p.m.
A place with a soul that grew out of a small food truck. It is located in DandyLand space – a recent example of revitalization in Minsk. Besides excellent burgers, there're also a barbershop, a tattoo studio, a nail salon, and a clothing showroom.
Kamaroŭka is a legendary market in the city center loved by locals. Come here to buy fresh fruit and vegetables by day, or to get a snack by night. There is a so-called "kebab mile" – a lot of cheap fast food spots. The main place of the district is called Miraž (Atlantic Mall, vulica Kulman, 5b): they offer a juicy 400-gram roll for € 3! The best falafel of the district is made in the spot, which locals know as U Zizu. Make sure to check out also El Burrito and Plov #1 (everything within € 2-3). One more legendary place is Saigon-Viet ("Сайгон-Вьет"; 5b, vulica Kulman) with the best Pho.
vulica Kastryčnickaja, 23; vulica Zybickaja, 6
11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Fr-Sat 11 a.m.-1 a.m.
The spots are located at both Minsk party streets. You can try crepes with an enormous variety of fillings here (priced € 2-4), as well as have some beer, cider, or mead. It is a simple, stylish and heart-warming place. They offer soups and salads at lunchtime. On Friday and Saturday, it’s open till 1 a.m.
vulica Kamsamolskaja, 3
Mon-Sun 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
This small Turkish fast food place by Niamiha Street is one of our favorite kebab spots in the city. Turkish cooks also make great falafel, sandwiches, and crepes. Price range is € 2-4, free tea with each order.
Photos: Lauka, My Dear Kebab, Doner King, Cimes – official Instagram pages, Pesochnica – anna_yakush, Depo – palasatka, Kamarouka Market – kyky.org,
Cover photo by palasatka